In February 2015 the University successfully underwent a full Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) Higher Education Review and met the UK expectations in all four areas of judgement:
- The setting and maintenance of the academic standards of awards.
- The quality of student learning opportunities.
- The quality of the information about learning opportunities.
- The enhancement of student learning opportunities.
In addition the following features of good practice were identified:
- The contribution of the Library to the student learning experience through the provision of the Centre for Academic Writing, Sigma and the recent introduction of the Disruptive Media Lab.
- The Promises (No Hidden Extras) scheme which ensures that undergraduate students do not incur additional costs in the provision of core learning resources.
- The comprehensive preparation of students for employment including the Add+Vantage modules.
- The effective use of management information in the Course Quality, Enhancement and Monitoring process.
- The effective arrangements and comprehensive support for students undertaking professional placement opportunities.
- The explicit link which the University establishes between internationalisation and the enhancement of student employability through outward mobility.
The full report can be downloaded from the QAA website (pdf, 470kb).
Nine recommendations and two affirmations were identified in the QAA report and these can be found, along with the deadlines and actions in our Action Plan (pdf, 170kb).